Common with the San Diego Symphony


COMMON: In Concert with the San Diego Symphony
A Bayside Summer Nights Special Concert

Steven Reineke, conductor
Common, vocalist


An Academy Award and three-time Grammy®-winning hip hop artist, actor, film producer and activist, Common joins the San Diego Symphony for a one-night-only showcase performing selections from his new forthcoming album Let Love Have the Last Word, along with some of his most memorable hits. Starting with his breakthrough 1992 album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, Common quickly became one of the most influential figures in hip-hop, augmenting his illustrious music career with roles in film and television in the decades that followed. Don’t miss this iconic, multi-talented artist as he takes the Bayside Summer Nights stage for an electrifying evening with the San Diego Symphony and conductor Steven Reineke.

Set list to be determined, but performance may include the following: "The Light," "Come Close," "Love of My Life," "The Food," "Resurrection," "The Corners," "Black America Again," "The People," the Academy Award-winning "Glory" from the film Selma and many more!

Please note: this concert will be presented WITH intermission.

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  • Bayside Summer Nights

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Time 7:30 p.m.
Venue Embarcadero Marina Park South
Ticket Price $28-$108 (subject to change)

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Common performs "The Day Women Took Over" with the San Francisco Symphony in 2018


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Embarcadero Marina Park South



There are a variety of food and beverage choices available on-site, including wine and beer. And this season, feel free to explore some of your favorite San Diego restaurant offerings in our brand new Finest City Eats food plaza! In the Champagne seating section, table service is only available for patrons who pre-order by 4pm the day before the concert. (See all of your options, including our new, deliciously curated "Blais by the Bay" pre-order service, on our Dining Page!) Food and beverages may be brought in to the venue, however, no alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed to be brought in.   



Parking for Bayside Summer Nights concerts can be purchased in advance with Bayside Summer Nights subscription packages. Parking can also be purchased in advance for individual concerts, depending on availability, when single concert tickets go on sale.